COBKA 2019 Photo Contest Winners!


Thank you to everyone who entered & voted! So many wonderful photos!! So many different aspects of bees, beekeepers and pollinators. We have a great group of people in our organization. Might be time for you to start photographing for next year's contest!?




<< All album photos 6/10 photos
Honorable Mention
Adrienne Smith
July 12, 2019 | Blaine & the Swarm
Blaine and I got a swarm call at a ranch out here in the grasslands. We made a great team that day!

Central Oregon Beekeeping Association 2019 Photo Contest

First Place: $100.  Second Place: $75.  Third Place: $50.  Fourth Place: $25.  Winners 5-10 were Awarded Honorable Mention and received complimentary one year extensions to their association membership.


  • 1.     This contest was open to all current members of the Association, with the exception of Association Officers to include the President, Secretary and outgoing Treasurer, who have edited the submissions for subject matter, clarity and appropriateness to arrive at a final selection to submit to the membership.
  • 2.     The contest was open for on line submissions only. Photos were asked to be digital and at least 1 MB  in size, preferably JPEG. An entrant may have submitted as many photos as desired, however, only one cash prize and one honorable mention will be awarded per entrant
  • 3.     Each photo was asked to be accompanied by a title and (optionally) a brief description not to exceed 20 words, along with place and date taken.  See sample entry form below.
  • 4.      Submitted photos were asked to be original as created by the contestant.  Contestants retain all ownership and rights but grant the Association usage of the photos for social media, websites and meetings, with credit to the photographers. 
  • 5.     Photos are presented blindly without name credit to the membership for voting purposes. Some photo descriptions were edited to remove names.  Winners will be selected by this popular vote.
  • 6.     Winners will be announced at the Annual COBKA picnic on August 27th!

Sample Entry:

(name/contact) John Doe 541-777-7777

(date/place) May 21, 2019  My Yard

(title) Enjoying the Apple Blossom - 

(description/optional) A beautiful Spring Day brings out the apple blossoms and foraging bees.

2018 Photo Contest Winners




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